600 flowering plants of the Rose Family open to public viewing

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The Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD) invites the public to an exhibition of Plants of Rose Family (Rosaceae) at Hong Kong Park starting Dec. 1.

Who wants to see 600 flowering plants of the Rose family during your day off?

The Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD) invites the public to an exhibition of Plants of Rose Family (Rosaceae) at Hong Kong Park starting Dec. 1.

The public will have a chance to take a closer look at a thematic exhibition of the Rose family (Rosaceae) at the Forsgate Conservatory in Hong Kong Park.

With 3,300 species including evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs, and herbs, a rich variety of about 600 plants of Rosaceae will be showcased at the upcoming exhibition including Rugosa Rose, China Rose, Loquat, Peach and Hong Kong Hawthorn, etc.

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Your eyes will feast on different beautiful flowers, like The Rugosa Rose, also known as Japanese rose, a native to native to eastern Asia, in northeastern ChinaJapanKorea, and southeastern Siberia, where it grows on beach coasts, often on sand dunes. It is typically with thick leaves that grow with wrinkled surfaces and concave veins, is densely covered by prickles on its stems.

Hong Kong Hawthorn, also known as “spring flower” in Chinese, has oblong leaves with serrulate margins. The thick and glossy leaves display distinct and reticulate veins on the lower surface. Its elegance makes Hong Kong Hawthorn a common pick for bonsai.

In addition to the presentation of over 50 species of Rosaceae, display boards will also be set up to introduce their uses and symbolic meanings. Park visitors are invited to visit the exhibition, which will be open to the public free of charge from 9 am to 5 pm daily from Dec. 1 to Jan. 9, 2022, at the Forsgate Conservatory of Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central.

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